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The Incline by William Mayne

The Incline by William Mayne

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The Incline

by William Mayne

The Children's Book Club, Hamish Hamilton, 1973, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dust-jacket contact covered with minor rubbing to edges and corners (see photographs)

"The Incline is the track up and down which travel the wagons full of stone from the quarry, and the quarry is the centre of Mason's world - at least until he begins to work at the Bank and his world enlarges.  Mason's father is an overseer  at the quarry, and the quarry is his world too.  But in a novel by William Mayne nothing is ever quite what it seems, and the tranquil opening pages of The Incline lead into a complex and moving human tragedy.  Mason discovers what it is like to love and to be afraid, to see the framework of his boyhood splinter and admit the adult world."


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